President Message - July 2016

July 18, 2016

Summer is here even though the weather may not have caught up with the calendar yet. But we must not fret as it will soon be hot and dry and the water restrictions will begin to take their toll on our lawns. I think we should ‘celebrate this time of year’ and enjoy the extra time we get to enjoy our gardens and other things because we don’t have to cut the lawn.

Come to the AGM in Prince George

I know all the chapters have a lot of community projects and clinics going on through the summer, and the last thing anyone wants to think about is September. School, work, sports, meetings, classes and it is the beginning of harvest season. This year there is another event I would like you to plan to attend in September –our AGM on September 11. It is being hosted by our Prince George chapter at the David Douglas Botanical Garden.They are making plans to keep us entertained from Friday night starting with a wine & cheese party at a private home, tours & shopping on Saturday and the AGM with guest speakers is planned for early Sunday to allow for the travelers who need... Read More...

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